The Office of Utilities Regulation regulates the electricity sector in Jamaica, which includes the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) and other Independent Power Producers (IPPs). JPS and IPPs are regulated by the OUR through the provisions of the Electricity Act, 2015 and the Electricity Licence, 2016.

New legislation, the Electricity Act, 2015, was introduced effective 2015 August 27. This law repeals the Electric Lighting Act, the Electricity (Frequency Conversion) Act and Electricity Development Act, which previously governed the electricity sector. It also consolidates and modernises the laws relating to the generation, transmission, distribution, supply, despatch and use of electricity, and for connected matters.  

The Electricity Licence, 2016 was issued effective 2016 January 27 and replaced the Amended and Restarted All-Island Electric Licence, 2011.


Title Type Posted on
MTAOP for the Electricity and Water Sectors in Jamaica Electricity, Policy Oct 19, 2017
OUR makes Decision on JPS 2017 Annual Tariff Application Determination Notices, Electricity Sep 05, 2017
2017 JPS Annual Review Determination Notice Determination Notices, Electricity Sep 04, 2017
Due Diligence Policy 20170814_11142859 Application, Electricity Aug 31, 2017
SOC Purchase Price of Energy - 2017 June Electricity, Net Billing Rates Aug 30, 2017
SOC Purchase Price of Energy - 2017 May Electricity, Net Billing Rates Aug 30, 2017